Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Torygraph admits 'massive boost' for Gordon Brown

Even the Daily Torygraph admits that the defection of Quentin Davies to the Labour Party is a massive boost to Gordon Brown on the eve of him becoming Prime Minister.

The Torygraph also prints Quentin's full - and lengthy - resignation attack on David Cameron in all its detail.

Well worth reading.

UPDATE: Gordon Brown has welcomed Quentin to Labour saying he's highly respected by all sides in Parliament.

Gordon Brown said:

Quentin Davies is a senior parliamentarian and he commands respect on all sides for his expertise and his dedication to public service, and I welcome him to the New Labour party.

On Sunday, I said I was determined to reach out to those who share our values and who would like to be part of building a more just society.

I said we had to reach out to people who want to change from the old politics, who yearn for a public life founded on principles, who are inspired by what we as a nation can achieve together - and asked them to join us. I am delighted that Quentin Davies has done so today.
What a tremendous start to a new era for our country.

UPDATE 2: FT says it's a 'massive blow' to Cameron.

8 comments:

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

Have just spoken to some close contacts in South Lincolnshire and its emerging this evening that Quentin Davies' defection has nothing to do with policy but more to do with the fact that his local party had been thinking of de-selecting him as far back as January 2006.

In 2005 Quentin Davies was elected as CONSERVATIVE MP for Grantham and Stamford.

Given that the Labour Party were not just beaten but thrashed in Grantham and Stamford in 2005 I believe that Quentin Davies should resign the seat immediately and let the people decide.

He is an absolute disgrace who I have no respect for.

I am absolutely sure that the electorate of Grantham and Stamford feel the same.

Brynley said...

We don't.

fairdealphil said...

Nice try geoffrey. i appreciate it must be difficult for you at this time.

What else can you say?

The truth is that the Tories in Stamford have been bitterly split and feuding at all levels for many months.

You will know as I do, that Quentin has a large personal following in Stamford and Grantham.

Read his resignation letter and feel the dignity of the man.

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

A resignation letter written by Brown's spin doctors.

Now who was it that said he wanted a new style of politics?

Brynley said...

If you read it Geoffrey, you will see that Quentin drones on about the EPP and so on.

He obviously wrote it. No spin doctor would obsess about groups with initials largely unknown to the public.

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

I believe you - thousands wouldn't!

fairdealphil said...

Stamford and Grantham Conservatives have put out a press statement expressing shock and surprise at Quentin's defection to Labour.

No mention that the Tories were "thinking of deselecting him...."

And no mention of deselection from other leading Tories in South Lincs either.

Is someone telling porkies...?

Michael Oakeshott said...

I saw Quentin's dignity on Newsnight. Alan Duncan made him look like the monkey he is. The funniest demolition of a "politician" I have seen in many years.

Time for you to disappear Quentin, a village needs its idiot back.